Power, Gender and Social Change in Africa
Gender plays a hugely significant and too often under-considered role in predicting how accessible resources such as education, wage-based employment, physical and mental health care, adequate nutrition and housing will be to an individual or community.
According to a 2001 World Bank report titled Engendering Development—Through Gender Equality in Rights, Resources, and Voice, enormous disparities exist between men and women in terms of basic rights and the power to determine the future, both in Africa and around the globe. A better understanding of the links between gender, public policy and development outcomes would allow for more effective policy formulation and implementation at many levels. This book, through its discussion of the challenges, achievements and lessons learned in efforts to attain gender equality, sheds light on these important issues.
The book contains chapters from an interdisciplinary group of scholars, including sociologists, economists, political scientists, scholars of law, anthropologists, historians and others. The work includes analysis of strategic gender initiatives, case studies, research, and policies as well as conceptual and theoretical pieces.
With its format of ideas, resources and recorded experiences as well as theoretical models and best practices, the book is an important contribution to academic and political discourse on the intricate links between gender, power, and social change in Africa and around the world.
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Women and Inheritance under Customary Law: The Response of the Courts Muna Ndulo ............................................................................................... 251 13. Land Reforms, Land Titling and Gender Dilemmas In ...
... Federation of Women Lawyers Kenya World Forum on Agrarian Reform First past the post (electoral system) Gender and Development Ghanaian Association of Women Entrepreneurs Gender and Development Approaches Gender-related Development ...
The failure to make progress is apparent not only within countries but in the international system as well. At a conference on UN reform and human rights, Stephen Lewis, the UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS 2 Introduction.
... armed struggle that brought him and his movement to power. In Rwanda, women were prominent among the civil society activists who pressured government for reform beginning in 1989; indeed, they were 12 Chapter One.
pressured government for reform beginning in 1989; indeed, they were specifically targeted during the 1994 genocide. Women's groups took a leading role in the post-genocide period, helping Rwandans to reconstruct their lives.